When Defining fields and tags, the field's 'Type' attribute defaults to Any content. Other options, used for special purposes, may be chosen from the drop-down List of field data types.

Click to expand/collapse hidden textList of field data types

Option

TYPE attribute

Any content

ANY

Alphabetic

ALPH

Alphanumeric

ALNUM

Numeric

NUM

Decimal

DEC

Currency

CUR

DateDMY

DMY

DateMDY

MDY

DateYMD

YMD

Phone

TEL

E-mail

EML

URL

URL

Graphic

GRA

Text

TEXT

Text aligned right

TEXTR

Text centered

TEXTC

Text justified

TEXTF

Meta data

META

Click to expand/collapse hidden text'Meta data' note

Fields of type Meta data do not contain data to be printed on the page like most fields, but information about the page. The information does not affect the printed appearance but may be used by a post-processor, e.g. for indexing.

Select Meta data from the drop-down List of field data types.
Click to expand/collapse hidden text'Graphic' note

When exporting a field of type 'Graphic' to XML, you may choose to output the field as an image in PNG format, see Outputting to XML. The attributes for such a field are:

TYPE="GRA" ENCODING="BASE64" FILETYPE="PNG" X="x coordinate" Y="y coordinate"

BITS="color depth" WIDTH="image width" HEIGHT="image height"

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